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Oxide Thermoelectric Materials: from Basic Principles to Applications

Oxide Thermoelectric Materials: from Basic Principles to Applications

Yuan-Hua Lin, Jinle Lan, Yong Liu, Cewen Nan

ISBN: 978-3-527-80754-3

Jul 2019

368 pages

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Summarizing the latest research results on the physics and materials science of oxide thermoelectrics on all scales, this is the first book of its kind to provide comprehensive information on the topic.
From fundamentals to applications, renowned experts in the field introduce the theory of thermoelectric materials, explain how to design the nanomaterials, their thermoelectric properties, as well as fabrication technologies for devices and their applications. New promising materials and technologies are presented, such as nanostructured materials, perovskites and composites, paving the way for increased conversion efficiencies of oxides.
Essential reading for materials scientists, solid state physicists and chemists, electrical engineers, and those working in the electrotechnical industry.
Part I Theories and fundamentals
Chapter 1 Electron Transport model in Nano Bulk Thermoelectrics
1.1 History of conducting oxides
1.2 Structure Characters of oxides
1.3 Band Structure of common oxides
1.4 Electrical properties
1.5 Model for oxides thermoelectric
1.6 Effect of interface in electron transport
1.7 Upper limits of power factors for oxides
Chapter 2 Control Thermal Conductivity of Nano Bulk Materials: All-Scale Phononics Engineering
2.1 Bonding and lattice vibration
2.2 Lattice distortions in determining the thermal properties
2.3 Callaway model and the minimum thermal properties
2.4 Temperature relationship in thermal properties
2.5 Model for lattice thermal conductivity
2.6 Thermal resistance in interface
2.7 Model for nano bulk materials
2.8 Minimum value for oxides
Chapter 3 Modeling and Optimizing of Thermoelectric Devices
3.1 Efficiency of thermoelectric devices
3.2 Model for thermoelectric devices
3.3 Optimizing the efficiency of devices
Part II Materials
Chapter 4 Non-oxides materials
4.1 Bismuth Antimony Telluride
4.2 Skutterudite-Based materials
4.3 Silicon -Based materials
4.4 Other alloy materials
Chapter 5 Simple Oxides (ZnO, In2O3 and beyond)
5.1 Introduction for Simple oxides
5.2 Crystal Structure and Electronic Structure of ZnO and In2O3
5.3 Electrical and thermal Properties of ZnO and In2O3
5.4 Doping for ZnO and In2O3
5.5 Synthesis and properties of nanostructured ZnO and In2O3
Chapter 6 Novel Perovskite Type Oxides (SrTiO3, CaMnO3 and LaCoO3)
6.1 Introduction for Perovskite Type Oxides
6.2 Crystal Structure and Electronic Structure of Perovskite Type Oxides
6.3 Electrical and thermal Properties of ZnO and In2O3
6.4 A and B sites doping for Perovskite Type Oxides
6.5 Double perovskites
6.6 Synthesis and properties of Perovskite Type Oxides
6.7 Nanostructure-Property Relationships in Perovskite Type Oxides
Chapter 7 Oxide Cobaltates
7.1 Introduction
7.2 NaxCoO2
7.3 Ca3Co4O9
7.4 New concepts for oxide cobaltates
Chapter 8 Promising Complex Oxides for High Performance
8.1 Crystal Structure-Property Relationships
8.2 History of complex superconductors
8.3 Cobaltite oxides: a substructure approach
8.4 Oxyselenides
8.5 Complexity through disorder in the unit cell
8.6 Complex unit cells
Chapter 9 New Materials and Design
9.1 The quest for simple oxides
9.2 New complex compounds
9.3 Inorganic-organic compound
9.4 Design of composites
9.5 Importance of interface
Part III Devices and Application
Chapter 10 Oxide materials preparation
10.1 Synthesis method of nano-powder
10.2 Advanced bulk technology
10.3 Effect of sintering atmosphere
Chapter 11 All oxide thermoelectric devices: Fabrication and measurement
11.1 Fabrication the devices
11.2 Measuring of the devices
Chapter 12 Thermoelectric Power Generation System Combing with PV system
12.1 Solar energy
12.2 Solar thermoelectric devices
12.3 Hybrid TE deviced and PV system
Chapter 13 Thin Film Thermoelectric Device and Applications
1.3.1 Fabrication of thin film
13.2 Design of film device
13.3 Setup measurement of thin film